Be inspired & Learn
Take a look and be inspired by our varied sewing projects which can be used to create fantastic dolls, phone cases, folder cover & more! Throughout the the projects you can find great tips and tricks to help with other sewing projects.
Ann White's Button Garland
This is a creative Christmas project by our Janome Education Coordinator Anne White. This button garland is a charming little project which you can create in the run up to Christmas. Decorative and satin stitch as well as charming buttons can make this little garland a centre piece of your Christmas decorations.
Lucy Engels's Heartfelt Heart Project
This wonderful project created with our collaborator Lucy Engels is a quick and easy sewing project that allows you to play with your decorative stitches. This fantastic filled heart shape can become a keyring, lavender pouch or if you make multiple, would look delightful hanging as a garland. Finished heart measures 4" approx.
Amanda Walker's Sweet Christmas Angel
Amand Walker, Designer at Crafts Beautiful magazine shows you how to make this sweet Christmas angel. She says “this project only needs small pieces of fabric, so a patchwork fat quarter will give you a nice choice of patterns to play with”. Click on the PDF icon below to download the full guide.
Atelier 5 Applique Project - Urban Folder Cover
By: Lesley Brankin
Try creating our urban folder project and take your sewing to new heights with the atelier 5. This contemporary styled, well illuminated sewing machine has a great range of 170 stitches with 10 styles of buttonholes. A spacious bed provides room for larger quilting and home furnishing projects, whilst its easy convenient features like an automatic thread cutter, easy set bobbin, memorised needle up/down and knee lifter save you time and make your sewing easier. It has a sewing speed of up to 1,000 spm, an easy change needle plate and 9mm stitch width.
A Quick Needle Felted Project
The versatile Janome Embellisher FM725 is a needle-felting machine. The needle-felting machine works much in the same way as a handheld felting needle, except it does all the work! The machine contains five barbed needles that push the fibres into a base fabric, whilst you control the fabric feed. You can needle-felt much more quickly with a machine. Uses for the Embellisher are varied; Create your own textile surfaces, decorate clothes, accessories, household items, blankets etc. with yarns, wool scraps, threads, wool roving or fabrics.
Cheerful Canal Folk Art Motif - Using the Janome FM725 Embellisher
By: Yves Ngoo
Roses & Castles is the colourful canal folk art that was used to decorate working narrow boats in the 19th century. Roses & Castles covered virtually everything in or on the narrow boat – including the vessel itself. The drinking can, the horse’s harness, doors, furniture, lamps, anything and everything was decorated with bright and cheerful chocolate-box designs.
Inspired by the vibrant floral motifs of Folk Art, create a simple but effective needle felted project using the Janome FM725.
Uses for this design are only limited by your imagination. Click on the PDF icon below to download the full guide.
A Quick Pieced Project
By: Lesley Brankin
Make a clever and versatile geometric patchwork phone pouch using fabric scraps in your favourite colours. Click on the PDF icon below to download the full guide.